Welcome to the Monterisi Music Stove. I created this space to share info and news about a few of the music and band projects I'm working on, and let you in on what's cooking in my musical world. The site has pages dedicated to the Boston "big band" Jane's Great Dane, and 32 North, "an American string band, made in Maine." There's a page to report on Finntown Road, a new (2020) Maine project. I will also update sightings and happenings with the venerable soul band Hipsocket, the A Team Band, and other music adventures. There are some pix, a virtual store, and a bit of blogging about recent gigs. Of course, I will provide information about seeing friends and me live, recordings and contacting me to hire these bands.

     Please feel free to contact me at john.monterisi@gmail.com with questions or comments, or interest in hiring one of these bands.

    Thank you for visiting the Stove and please return often!

    Yours in music,


Dan and the boys at Tennessee Ave. Beer Hall in Atlantic City, NJ


With Dan Bern 6/13/23

Rockwood Music Hall, NYC


Saturday, June 10 / The Sanctuary / E. Haddam, CT / 7 pm

Sunday, June 11 /  Old Franklin SchoolHouse/ Metuchen, NJ / 7pm

Monday, June 12/ Tenn Avenue Beerhall / Atlantic City, NJ / 7pm

Tuesday, June 13/ Rockwood Music Hall / NYC / 7 pm



Cork & Country Cocktail Band (1 day only!)

So much fun playing a sweet wedding with Brian, Cap'n Frank and Logan on September 18, '22. And "everyone LOVED the music."


I am super-happy to present two new original tunes, Cheryl Ann and Wouldn't Do You Wrong. They were recorded at Den Studios this spring, 2022 with a crackerjack band: Bob ("Bo Coo") Cooper (keys), Jeff Garmel (tenor and bari sax,) Lou Serio (drums), John Cajolet (bass), Alex Rogers (trumpet), Doug Batchelder (bu vox) and yours truly singin' and playing guitars. Listen at the "Listen & Watch" page. 


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